How to keep the text static on the page when viewed after submit

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    dcowan
    Asked on June 30, 2011 at 07:58 AM

    I must be asking my question wrong, what I need to be able to do is create a form that will have a lot of fixed wording then a name and date field. I want to know if there is a way to make the wording I use show up in my form submittal as well. Very similar to what I see in the preview of the form. http://www.jotform.com/form/11793611865

     

    Thank you for your time,

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on June 30, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Hi,

    You can place free text and textbox fields side by side by shrinking them so that they do not take an entire line. To shrink a field, right click on it then click Shrink.

     

    I think this clone of your form demonstrates what you want to accomplish. What I did in this form is cut the texts into separate text blocks. The text "I," is in a separate free text block as well as the ", do hereby affirm that for the month of " so I  can place them beside the textbox fields for the name and date. I know it's not pretty, but it serves its purpose. A little tweaking will make it look more presentable.

    You can make the text appear in the mail notifications by editing the email content itself and pasting the text in it.

    In the screenshot above, {13} and {14} are the placeholders for the name and month fields.

    As for making the submission data, as in the submissions page, look exactly like the form, I do not think it is possible at all. Submission data is supposed to be just data and as such, no html elements, like the textbox fields, can be displayed in it.

    Hope I was able to answer your question. Let me know if I missed anything or if you have other queries and concerns.


    Neil

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    dcowan
    Answered on June 30, 2011 at 01:07 PM

    Neil,

    That looks good and I have started again, how do I edit the mail content as you show in your example.

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on June 30, 2011 at 01:11 PM

    Hi,

    Go to Setup & Embed > Email Alerts > Notification to edit the email body.

    Please make sure that you have finished the form first before editing the email body. Once a notification mail is edited, it is treated as a customized email and is therefore not automatically updated. That means everytime you make a change to your form (add/remove field), you would have to update the notification mail manually.


    Neil

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    dcowan
    Answered on June 30, 2011 at 02:19 PM

    Neil,

    I have followed your steps and see no Email Alerts I have the form the way I want it now I just need to figure out how to do this last step. Check it out.

     

    http://www.jotform.com/form/11800511872

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on June 30, 2011 at 02:30 PM

    This is the Email Alerts > Notification  that I was talking about.

     

    Click on Notification to bring up the Compose Email Wizard.


    Neil

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    dcowan
    Answered on June 30, 2011 at 02:39 PM

    I just saw it, thanks, I am creating a test before I ruin my finished product.

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    dcowan
    Answered on July 01, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Neil,

    Please tell me there is a way to hide the Qustion and Answer portion of this form? I have finally gotten it to where I want it albeit the afforementioned items. This is what I get in the email I recieve.

     

     Commercial Driver's Log Excemption Form

     

    JotForm.com

     

     

     

    Question

    Answer

    Name

    David Cowan

    Month & Year

    June, 2011

    ....

     

    Click to edit

    07-01-2011

     

     

     

     

     I, David Cowan ,do hereby affirm that for the month/year of June, 2011

    I was not required to keep and maintain a Driver's Daily Logbook because, for the entirety of the month listed, I met all of the conditions listed below:

    1. I did not drive any vehicle with a GVWR in excess of 10,000 lbs.

    2. I did not drive any vehicle/trailer combination with a GCWR in excess of 10,000 lbs.

    I acknowledge that this form exempts me from only the month listed, that this form cannot be used for multiple months and that this form cannot be completed until after the last day of the month listed on this form. 

    07-01-2011     David Cowan

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on July 01, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Hi David,

    To remove that part, go to your notification's Compose Email wizard then click the small HTML button beside the brush and the tree-like icon.

    In the HTML Source Editor for the email content, find the second occurence of <table , highlight and delete until the third occurence of </table>

    For reference, please watch this short video.


    Neil

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    allanftd
    Answered on July 01, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Hi David,

    To answer for Neil, you can go ahead and delete this portion of the email notification template:

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    Question Answer
    Name {fullName3}
    Month & Year {6}
    .... {clickTo8}
    Click to edit {clickTo9}
     
         
     

    To leave the paragraph portion of the template.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance. Thank you for using JotForm!

    JOTFORM SUPPORT

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    dcowan
    Answered on July 01, 2011 at 01:49 PM

    You probably have the best support that I have seen in many years, thank you very muich.